Coronavirus cases in UP rise to 91 with 8 out of 14 new cases from Meerut alone
Uttar Pradesh Police
- At present, there are 77 active Coronavirus cases in the state, out of which 1 is a foreign national.
- Out of the 91 confirmed cases in the state, 14 patients have recovered.
- The state government has booked 50 people for violating lockdown and seized 97 vehicles.
The state government has revealed that 14 patients have been cured and discharged so far. Out of the 14 cured patients, 7 are from Agra, 2 from Ghaziabad, 4 from Noida and 1 from Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh government has said that results for 52 samples are pending.
Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Uttar Pradesh has taken it a step further and sealed two villages in the Baghpat district. No outsider will be allowed to enter the village till the lockdown ends.
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Chemical sprayed on migrant labourers in Bareilly
The Bareilly district magistrate came under fire after a video went viral showing the authorities spraying chemical on migrant labourers returning from Delhi. The chemical sprayed was sodium hypochlorite. The district magistrate said that the workers will be given treatment.
Korauna village wants to change its name
Korauna, a village about 90 kilometres from Lucknow wants to change its name after becoming the object of ridicule. Almost overnight, the village and its residents have become the object of ridicule by outsiders because of its name - Korauna - that sounds similar to Coronavirus.
"Even our relatives joke about the similarity in the name and tell us that they will not visit Korauna. If we tell any stranger where we live in, we are greeted with amused glances." said Raju Tripathi, a local resident to IANS.
Chief Minister urges other states to take care of UP people
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has written to all chief ministers, requesting them to take adequate care of people from Uttar Pradesh, living in their respective states. The chief minister has also assured that his government would take proper care of residents of other states living in UP.
Kerala IAS officer breaks quarantine, found in UP
IAS officer Anupam Mishra who broke the quarantine was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city. He has been suspended from service.
According to reports, Mishra got married recently and returned from Singapore. On Thursday, the state officials found out that he was not present in his official residence at Kollam.
Government begins doorstep delivery of essentials
The Yogi Adityanath government has deployed over 12,000 mobile vans, e-rickshaws, and ‘thelas’ (handcarts) to ensure doorstep delivery of food items during the lockdown.
Avanish Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary, Home said that the government has put up 6,022 barriers to block the movement of vehicles. So far, the government has fined 5,592 people and lodged 1,788 FIRs for lockdown violations.
37 quarantined after returning from Saudi Arabia
The Uttar Pradesh government has quarantined 37 people from Pilibhit district who have returned from a religious trip from Mecca in Saudi Arabia after it was found that they had removed the "home quarantine" stamp on their hand with the help of a perfume.
No workers available for Wheat and Mustard harvest
Wheat and Mustard crops in the state are ready for harvest but the farmers have not been able to harvest the crops due to lack of workers. Police has reportedly stopped workers due to the lockdown.
Prem Singh Chauhan, a farmer from Sultanpur in a statement to IANS said, "Labourers are not being allowed to come for harvest and we do not know how we will manage things because the next one fortnight is very crucial for the crops.”
With inputs from IANS.
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